Questions tagged [open-source]

Open source is a term that describes practices in software development that promote access to the source materials of the software. It is sometimes even considered as a philosophy.

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Google's Huawei ban, how will this hit Huawei, since Andorid is open source?

So, with the latest news of Google blocking Huawei from Android updates, what does this actually mean? Since Android is open source (via AOSP), Huawei should be perfectly able to continue using ...
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How to root without executing unknown binary? (Open source/adb shell root?)

I have an Android 6.0 phone that has not received updates in a year. It has likely dozens of security holes that allow one to gain root access. I wish to do this in order to remove pre-installed ...
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where/how to find/extract official android os (open source) translation/localization/glossary

Since the open source android (https://source.android.com) is available in multiple languages, can I extract all the translated strings in the OS so I can use them as a reference for my own app's ...
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Custom voice commands

I'm looking for an open source way to specify custom voice commands that use the Google voice recognition backend. It has to be open source and work offline. (I already managed to get the Google app ...
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Root an LG Spirit with no closed source programs

I own an LG Spirit (Android 6.0) and I'm sick of the limitations that are put on my phone. I decided to attempt rooting, and possibly bootloader unlocking and flashing. But, for now, I'm stuck on ...
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Disable system apps without closed-source tools?

After spending more than an hour searching through F-Droid for an app to disable system apps, I gave up. The only thing I was able to find was Disable Manager and that doesn't seem to be able to ...
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Open Source “My QR code” app to quickly share my contact details?

Especially in Japan/Korea, there are many proprietary apps to quickly share your name+email+phone. Example here. They all work the same way: At first use, enter your name, email, phone: It generates "...
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rooted device: how to run SSH server persistent even on reboot

I (linux user but not an expert) just moved from iOS to android, my device is rooted (Samsung s9) and I want a ssh server running all the time on my android device (I prefer openssh over dropbear) ...
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How to install AudioManager in recent years?

Long long ago there was the AudioManager app (developed by Smart Android Apps, LLC) which makes volume management so easy. However, as far as I can remember, that app disappeared in Play Store several ...
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Syncing with (local) desktop taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10

After installing the Taskwarrior and Taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 and successfully synchronizing Taskwarrior with the Taskwarrior server on that laptop, I am trying to synchronize ...
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What is a safe way to root a device ?

It looks like rooting a device require using uncertified app, are any of these app open source ? how do we know they are safe to use ?
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Where is Telegram for Android developed? (Or: is it really free software?)

Telegram is supposed to be free/libre software, but where is Telegram for Android developed? Copy of the code: I can't find recent code. https://github.com/DrKLO/Telegram claims to be the official ...
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Black screen after Flashed ROM build from AOSP source

I everyone. I have compiled Android 4.3.1 for my device (Samsung Galaxy TAB 2 7.0). After flashed the compiled zip file my tablet stuck on samsung logo. After analyzed the Logcat i have noticed this ...